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Danville council to consider position on new county transportation sales tax

Original post made on Oct 1, 2019

The Danville Town Council on Tuesday is set to debate a resolution to support a new 0.5% sales tax countywide in order to help fund the rapidly growing transportation needs of residents in Contra Costa County.

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Posted by Lynn
a resident of Blackhawk
on Oct 1, 2019 at 9:47 am

Wait a minute, CA DEMS miss-managed the money for high speed rail and NOW they want to tax us for more money towards transportation? They squandered millions already??? You can’t just keep taxing citizens and mismanage money. We need accountability and third party audits.

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Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on Oct 2, 2019 at 9:18 am

The proposed solution always seems to be throwing more money at the problems. There is already plenty of money being collected, it is just mis-managed. Take a look at your latest property tax statement and notice the two bonds you are already supporting for BART. Voters supported the last BART bond in 2016 for $3.5 Billion. It was supposed to be used for new trains. It is now 3 years later. Has anyone seen more than a few new trains??? No, instead the money is being used to build transit villages on public (BART) property to take in more revenue. As a reminder, BART are already paying an extra 0.5% sales tax to support BART too and have been since 1970.

Over the past two years, gasoline and diesel taxes have been increased to supposedly improve infrastructure. Instead money has been spent on building revenue generating toll lanes on roads which all of us paid for when they were built (e.g. 680)! In addition, Billions of $ have been spent on the High Speed train to nowhere.

Stop continuing to feed the beast and hold them accountable!!

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